New WCA Member Discounts are Available! Click for more information

Whiteshell Water Update: May 3

Posted on: May 3, 2022  |   ,

Manitoba Parks has provided the following update today:

Water levels remain high throughout Whiteshell Provincial Park and are continuing to rise. Water levels are higher than normal at Falcon, Caddy, West Hawk, Brereton, Jessica, White Lake and Betula Lakes. With rising water and ice there is potential for damage to infrastructure on the water.

Water is over the road along PR 307 between Betula Lake and White Lake and the highway has been closed by Manitoba Transportation and Infrastructure (May 3, 2022).   Water is present on the road near Inverness Falls Resort at Brereton Lake.

Water levels are quickly rising on the Winnipeg River due to Lake of the Woods  removing logs at their control structure in Kenora.  Levels increase by 3.5 inches overnight at Otter Falls.  Cottagers from Otter Falls to Nutimik should be advised of increasing water levels.

PR 312 near Caddy Lake continues to have water over the road. Smaller vehicles will not be able to pass and only larger vehicles should attempt.

Culverts have been replaced at the Big Island roadway, road is currently passable and a repair should be completed by the end of day.

Star Lake Road 123 is rough in sections, travel is not recommended for smaller vehicles.

We encourage everyone to check manitoba511.ca before travelling (you can also call 511 anywhere in Manitoba to get updates by phone). Highways may be closed if water continues to rise.

Manitoba Parks staff are working in conjunction with staff from the department of Manitoba, Transportation and Infrastructure to monitor lake levels and adjust control structures where possible depending on how much rain is received. Sandbags for filling and sand are being made available for cottage owners to protect cottages or weigh down docks on a proactive basis at the Betula Ball Diamond, the parking lot across from Brereton Lake Resort, West Hawk maintenance yard and the causeway at Falcon Lake.

If cottagers have any questions, concerns or urgent matters please contact Manitoba Parks at 204-340-6769.  To report an emergency please contact 911 if located in the South Whiteshell and if in the North Whiteshell contact the Whitemouth RCMP detachment at 204-348-7177.

All News Categories

Kim Fleming = “While boating on Jessica Lake we found something floating that has probably detached from someone’s dock. Sorry to be vague but if we said what it was we would get many messages. Hope to return it to its rightful owner! “Kim ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
Sharing our parks with wildlife is easy. 🐻 Follow these steps for a safe camping experience:🏕️Keep a clean campsite. Store food, cooking equipment and any scented items in a locked vehicle/trailer (including soap, toiletries, dishes, pet food). Don’t cook, eat or store any food or scented items in a tent.🚮Dispose of all garbage into refuse containers or store locked in your vehicle/trailer. Do not burn garbage. Dispose of dishwater at a washroom or septic disposal.🚫Don’t feed any wildlife including birds or squirrels.⚠️Stay alert and keep pets on leash.Learn more at www.manitoba.ca/human-wildlife#ManitobaParks ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
Daniel Alexander - "Mother bear and cubs" ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
View on Facebook

Recent Instagram Posts